The Commissioner of Police in Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali on Thursday announced that the ban on the use of fireworks is still in force and that the Command will enforce all the extant laws prohibiting the use of fireworks such as ‘knock-out’, ‘banger’, etc; especially during this Yuletide season.
In a statement made available to journalists in Warri, the police boss advised parents and guardians to guide their children and wards to desist from using them.
The Commissioner of police equally warned retailers of such goods to “withdraw from the sales of these products as anyone arrested will be prosecuted”.
To this end, the CP has directed all Area Commanders, Divisional Police officers and Tactical Commanders to ensure strict compliance with the ban on fireworks in their respective areas of responsibility.
He disclosed that undercover police operatives have been deployed for the purpose of arresting anyone found wanting.
The CP while assuring residents of their safety at all times also called on residents to continue to partner with the police and other security agencies by providing useful information in their efforts at providing a peaceful and secured environment for all.